We are in the Holy Days, celebrating the Sukkot. Such meaning in these days. There is a remembrance and honor to these times, speaking of ancient paths. I believe there is much we can learn, looking back. Its a way to remember where we came from and honor God in where we are. A time to humble ourselves and seek Him. Go deeper with Him.
We lost a friend to a tragic accident this past week. A young man who had so much potential; wise and with such a good heart. One second, one little thing and his life ends. Where is God in my life? In your life? DO we celebrate HIm in each moment, or as we have the time? We are all so busy today; running here and there. When will we slow down?
Ken Shigematsu is senior pastor of Tenth Church (www.tenth.ca) in Vancouver, British Columbia, one of the largest and most diverse city-center churches in Canada. Before entering pastoral ministry, he worked for the Sony Corporation in Tokyo, Japan.
The intense work schedule at Sony led him to explore personal disciplines that could bring order to his life — from those of his samurai ancestors to the rule St. Benedict developed for Christian communities.
His first book, God in My Everything: How an Ancient Rhythm Helps Busy People Enjoy God (Zondervan, 2013) describes how a rule of life that combines overtly spiritual practices with rhythms of relationships, study, work, and play can serve as a kind of trellis that supports a God-filled life.
The world screams that we need more; bigger, newer. So much competition even in the church sometimes. Ministries keep people busy inside, and outside its entertainment and family and work. It never ends.
He says we are to “wait on the Lord and keep His way and He will exalt thee to inherit the land….”
Do we know how to be still? How to wait on the Lord? Do we really know what it means to keep His ways?
This book will help you see why and how – we need to find Him or seek Him – in everything. Let us restore ourselves; let us reach out ever more and take time to read and rest and study His word. May we exercise our faith more and more. One step at a time.
Let us be less self conscious and more God conscious in all that we do.